The hosting of World Test Championship’s grand-finale in June 2021 will depend on re-scheduling of all the postponed Test series amid the rising coronavirus pandemic. On Monday, ICC GM (Cricket Operations) Geoff Allardice informed that the governing body has been coordinating with the members to take the final call on hosting the finale of the WTC 2019-21 in England.
After an extended break, cricket made it’s way back with England hosting the three-match Test series against West Indies whose last match is currently being played in Manchester. England has given courage to other countries to bring back the cricketers on the ground. BCCI has also scheduled IPL 2020 later this year while Australia is also set to host bilateral series with several countries.
ICC working to schedule the final of the World Test Championship:
World Test Championship’s final is set to play at the iconic ground Lord’s in England. However, the host has resume cricket activities but still, several ICC members are yet to bring back the game. Amid all the chaos, the governing body is hopeful to play the marquee clash at the set date.
“We are currently in discussion with members on what their plans are around rescheduling their series,” Allardice answered to a query from PTI during an interaction with news agencies.
“Obviously their teams have re-scheduled them (their engagements) as quickly as possible. Depending on how many of them (postponed series) could be re-scheduled within the available time will give us the most appropriate timing for the final. But at this stage the final is scheduled for June 2021,” he said.
“We are working with the members on that…Countries are now working out on how to resume and when it’s best to resume and they are all in their process of looking at calenders,” Allardice added.
Meanwhile, India is at the NO.1 position in the World Test Championship 2019-21 points table with 360 points. They have won seven matches out of nine. Behind them, Australia and England are at No.2 and No.3 position.